Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 23 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.79% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1930".
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.
Length of current 170 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171.
Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠315°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).
Moon reaches point of apogee at 09:28 on this date, 14 days after perigee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25. Lunar orbit starts getting closer, while the Moon moves inward the Earth 11 days ahead until next perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28.
This apogee Moon is 404 561 km (251 383 mi) away from Earth. It is 847 km farther than mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 148 km closer than the farthest for 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52.
18 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
2 days after previous North standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.509°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 11 days to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43.
After 9 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 3 November 2013 at 12:50.